Telstra Enterprise unveils “world-first” Enterprise-grade 5G suite
Australian telco Telstra Enterprise has unveiled a suite of new enterprise-grade 5G adaptors and routers, engineered to deliver speed, security, reliability, and manageability.
The hardware is developed and supplied by Cradlepoint and includes the E3000 series – the first 5G-optimised wireless WAN edge router for enterprise, launched in May – and the W2000 Series 5G Wideband Adapters, a choice of indoor or rugged outdoor integrated modem and antenna systems for 5G mobile access.
Additional all-in-one, 5G-ready edge routers for pop-up and smaller branch sites are to be launched later this quarter, as part of the E300 series.
As a result, Telstra’s customers will be the first in the world to be able to purchase and deploy Cradlepoint 5G wireless network edge solutions.
Telstra Group executive Michael Ebeid said: “5G’s faster speeds, lower latency and greater network capacity has the potential to unlock a host of innovations and market opportunities – really revolutionising how organisations operate.
“Telstra’s leading investment in our network coverage, coupled with these world-first Cradlepoint devices, give our customers a unique advantage. They can power a business’ cloud-based applications and remote working needs, without being connected to a fixed network."
In May, Cradlepoint announced two new appointments and an expansion drive to target the European market and in June, Cradlepoint confirmed a partnership with AT&T to enable enterprise and public safety customers to purchase end-to-end wireless wide-area network (WAN) solutions.
On the partnership with Telstra Enterprise, Ebeid added: “These past few months have proved that mobility and adaptability are vital for all businesses. The ability to quickly power up a fast, reliable and powerful connectivity solution, when and where you need it, can mean the difference of being up and running in hours, not weeks.
“With Cradlepoint and Telstra 5G, businesses can be online before the paint’s dry in a new office or before the trucks have arrived at a worksite. It’s also a powerful backup option for fixed networks. The power of our 5G network rollout means wireless connectivity is a viable opportunity for a range of industries from construction to financial services to government.”